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Otis Chapman

Otis L. Chapman Dies Suddenly; Rites Tuesday

Otis L. Chapman, 80, while under the care of a physician and over the holiday apparently in favorable health, died unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday at 9 at the Chapman home north of Marseilles. His wife was with him at the time.

Final rites will be conducted at 2 Tuesday at Seals chapel. The Rev. Kermit Long, Methodist church pastor, will be in charge. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery. The body will remain at Seals until time of the services.

The youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Chapman, who pioneered to this locality from New York state in 1856, the deceased was born in Miller township Oct. 29, 1863.

The farm on which his parents settled, known as the Hiram Chapman homestead, is occupied by the deceased's son, Oscar Chapman.

A second notice in the paper

Otis L. Chapman Rites Yesterday afternoon

Final rites were conducted yesterday afternoon at Seals Chapel for Otis L. Chapman, 80, widely known Miller, township farmer who died Sunday of a heart attack at his home. The Rev. Kermit Long officiated. Internment was in Riverview cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. C. Parr, Howard Olmstead, Walter Long, Peter Mitchell, George Barber and Wilbur Loring.

The deceased was the father of William Chapman, Hiram W. Chapman and Oscar R. Chapman, all of near Marseilles, and Mrs. Della C. Wheeler of Wyanet. He also is survived by his widow.

[Note: wife, Martha Jane Hohenshell Chapman, married 15 Jan 1890, Otis was born 29 Oct 1863, died 26 Dec 1943.]

Contributed by Ruth Ann Dierzen

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